Live from the Road: Tulku got a treat

Live from the road: Tulku got a treat! We were passing through Perry city when a nice lady offered Tulku a doggy treat. Tulku accepted it without a second thought, but soon she faced the reality: she can’t eat it in the bike basket! So for the next 3 kilometers she sat in her seat with her snack in her mouth. Cuteness overload!

Week 158: Last Day of Summer

Week 158. Last day of summer. Oh, hi there! Yes, we’re still alive and yes, we’re still crippling towards Alaska and Sven’s facial expression sums up the mood of our team perfectly. Yesterday was the last day of summer here in Utah. It was blazing hot, as usual. Today the weather changed. Now it’s cold and raining and the snow is expected tomorrow…

Week 152. Heat again

Our week started with rain and thunderstorms in the morning – very unusual. They were quite short but would have caused a huge effort in time to dry all our gear. It was very tempting to just stay in the tent. The rain left and was replaced by brutal heat in the last days which made it very tempting to stay in the shade in the tent. So we paused Boundless Biking for a week and were just Kira, Sven and Tulku for some time.

Quiz: Moab Research

Quiz Friday! Here is Kira doing research at 1am. Long term traveling goes hand in hand with constant research. We’re heading towards Moab which is a famous hub for outdoor activities. It offers endless possibilities, but all of them come with conditions: you can take pets on this trail, but not that one, your should hike this trail during sunrise, and watch this stone during sunset, see that rock anytime, but only if you drink milk, and ride this trail, but only on Thursdays at 3, and only if the elephant weights less than one tonne… At the end, we managed to figure everything out and make the best possible plan, but it came with a price. Question: How much hair did we lose during our research for Moab?
A: Kira lost twice as much as Sven
B: Sven lost twice as much as Kira
C: 3,14 and they were curly
D: None, our hair is immune for this by now
The winner will get a personal kilometer as well as a place in our Hall of Fame (http://on.fb.me/1JAdFTC). The quiz ends on Monday (00:00 GMT). The winner will be announced on Tuesday(ish). The winner will be drawn at random from all the correct entries.

Week 150. Hiding in Colorado

Good news: we have cycled half of the mainland USA! To celebrate this achievement we visited Mesa Verde National Park. We never heard about it before, but it left us speechless. We spent the rest of the week hiding behind blackout curtains and doing nothing at all. Touring full time is a hard job, we work form 5:00 to 23:00 in order to keep everything running smoothly. Cycling is the easiest part, the supporting tasks are the ones that eat up most of our time and energy. There are no weekends, no holidays and often we work overtimes additionally to our 18-hour-workday. The hard work sure pays back in unique, unexpected and quirky ways and couple of days off is a rare, but sometimes needed indulgence. Also, we brought Tulku for her annual vaccination and check up. She got her knees inspected for the first time since her operation in Colombia and turns out that her knees are healthy and patellas are not luxating anymore. Yay!

Quiz: Why Colorado?

Quiz Friday! Here we are, entering Colorado! Our route through mainland USA is heading towards Utah. In order to get there, we had to go either via Arizona or via Colorado. As the photo hints, we have chosen Colorado. Question: Why did we choose to cycle through Colorado instead of Arizona?
A: It’s shorter
B: It has less elevation
C: It has cooler sights
D: We don’t like the drink called ‘Arizona’, so we don’t want to visit the state either
The winner will get a personal kilometer as well as a place in our Hall of Fame (http://on.fb.me/1JAdFTC). The quiz ends on Monday (00:00 GMT). The winner will be announced on Tuesday(ish). The winner will be drawn at random from all the correct entries.

Week 149. End of New Mexico!

This week started with a climb over the continental divide. We went back to the Pacific side and we’ll stay here until the finish. We were cycling through deserterous areas with spectacular canyons and rock formations all week long. Everyday we found something that left us in awe. Additionally, we did some exploring and visited ancient ruins and Shiprock. Shiprock is holy to Navajo Indians and it’s huge – you can see it from 50 kilometers away and sometimes from even further!